Session Proposal Deadline: XXXV SCAR Meetings and SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference (2018)

When: 30 November 2016

Where: Online

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This will be a joint conference with IASC (International Arctic Science Committee), hosted by the Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research from 19-23 June 2018 in Davos, Switzerland. The Conference will include SCAR, IASC and other business and satellite meetings, an Open Science Conference and the SCAR Delegates' Meeting.

Organizers of the Open Science Conference are accepting proposals for sessions that cover a broad range of topics across the spectrum of Polar and high altitude research, such as, but not limited to, climate, glaciology, social and human sciences, ice sheets, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, biology, astronomy, geology, economic aspects, sustainable development, technology, and education. Session topics that encapsulate research conducted in both the Arctic and Antarctic are encouraged.

The conference will include oral and poster sessions, as well as e-poster sessions with a mini-oral session.

Tasks of the conveners include:

  • Soliciting submissions for their session
  • Reviewing abstracts submitted for their session
  • Working with the International Scientific Organizing Committee to arrange the program of their session, including oral and poster presentations
  • Chairing the session

Organizers welcome early career scientists and indigenous peoples as conveners and encourage diversity regarding conveners' nationalities and gender.

A template for submitting session proposals is available online.

Session proposal deadline: Wednesday, 30 November 2016.

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For questions, contact organizers at:
Email: polar2018 [at]

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